updated 3:50 PM MDT, May 23, 2017
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Saudi Arabia and Djibouti sign military cooperation deal

  • Published in Djibouti


Deputy Crown Prince, Djibouti Defense Minister Discuss Aspects of Cooperation and Latest Developments in the Region (SPA)

Riyadh – Saudi Arabia and Djibouti signed on Wednesday a cooperation agreement in the military field.

The agreement, which aims at enhancing military cooperation between the two states, was co-signed by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, and his Djiboutian counterpart Ali Hasan Bahdon.

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed held a meeting with Bahdno at his office where they reviewed bilateral relations and discussed aspects of cooperation between the two countries in the field of defense. They also discussed the latest developments in the region and the joint efforts supporting peace and stability, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The meeting was attended by Chief of General Staff Abdul Rahman al-Bonyan, Consultant at the Royal Court and Supervisor General of the Defense Minister’s office Fahd al-Isa, Deputy Chief of Staff of Djibouti Maj-Gen Taher Muhammad Ali, and Commander of the Djibouti Naval Forces Colonel Abdurahman Ali.

Earlier, the Deputy Crown Prince met with Brett McGurk, the US president’s envoy for the global coalition to counter ISIS, SPA said.

During the meeting, they reviewed the latest developments in the Middle East, including the fight against ISIS terrorist organization and international efforts to ensure the region’s security and stability, it added.
Asharq Al-Awsat